Category Archives: Israel

20 Sep
3:28

Khader Adnan on 18th Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner, Khader Adnan, aged 40, is on his 18th day of open-ended hunger strike, in rejection of his arbitrary detention.   Prisoners rights group Muhjat al-Quds Foundation said, in a statement, that Adnan began his open-ended hunger strike on Sunday, September 2nd, demanding his immediate release.   Adnan, from Arraba […]

18 Sep
3:06

UPDATE: French Activist Released, Tells Story of Detention at Khan Al-Ahmar

The Israeli occupation court in Jerusalem on Monday withdrew its decision to deport French activist Frank Romano for participation in the protest against the occupation in Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village, east of occupied Jerusalem. Romano, a law professor at the French Sorbonne University, who holds both French and American citizenship, […]

18 Sep
2:13

Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Barak Compares Netanyahu to Romanian Dictator Ceausescu

September 18, 2018 2:13 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak has censured his successor Benjamin Netanyahu for passing corrupt legislation, comparing him to Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who was overthrown and killed in 1989.   “The moral collapse of Netanyahu has begotten laws whose only purpose is to help the government escape the corruption, bribery […]

16 Sep
9:00

3 Palestinian Detainees Continue with Hunger Strike

September 16, 2018 9:00 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Committee confirmed, on Sunday, that despite deteriorating health, three Palestinian detainees continue their open hunger strike, in pursuit of their demands. The committee reported, according to Ma’an News Agency, that Palestinian detainee Jamal al-Qam, 48, from the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, who […]

16 Sep
8:50

French-American Professor Detained during West Bank Protest to be Expelled from Israel

Israel is determined to expel the foreign law professor detained Friday, on suspicion of disrupting the actions of Israeli soldiers on duty, at the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, which is facing imminent demolition, according to Israeli media. Frank Romano, 66, who holds both French and American citizenship and teaches […]

14 Sep
7:06

Israel Denies Entry to Jewish-American Activist for Visiting West Bank

An American Jewish woman was temporarily detained at Israel’s Ben-Gurion airport, on Wednesday, and initially denied entry, as she had visited Palestinians facing home demolitions in West Bank. Julie Shayna Weinberg-Connors, aged 23, who arrived on a flight from the United States in order to start studying at the Pardes […]

12 Sep
10:19

Israeli Forces Raid Ashkelon Prison

September 12, 2018 10:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners Affairs’ Committee said, on Wednesday, that a large number of suppression forces of the Israeli Prison Services (IPS), stormed section 3 of the Israeli Ashkelon prison, in central Israel. The committee confirmed that Israeli suppression forces have recently increased raids into Israeli prisons, in […]

30 Aug
7:09

Detention Extended for Palestinian Journalist

August 30, 2018 7:09 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli military court, on Wednesday, extended prominent Palestinian journalist Lami Khater’s detention for the eighth time. The Palestinian Prisoners Society said, in a statement, that Khater’s detention was extended for eight days to complete “legal proceedings”, Al Ray reports. According to her lawyer, the journalist is being investigated for […]

29 Aug
10:45

Israeli Military Reimposes Sentence on Former Prisoner from Occupied Palestine ’48

August 29, 2018 10:45 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Mohammed Zayed. Via Quds News Palestinian former prisoners continue to face harsh persecution, as former prisoner Mohammed Zayed, released in the 2011 Wafa al-Ahrar prisoner exchange agreement (the so-called “Shalit deal”), became the latest person to have his former sentence reimposed, seven years after his liberation. Zayed, 58, is a leader of […]

29 Aug
10:36

Over 300 Jailed Palestinian Children Did Not Go To School Today

August 29, 2018 10:36 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

As the school year in the occupied Palestinian territories begins, more than 300 Palestinian children imprisoned by the Israeli occupation did not go to their schools, today. Director of Palestinian Prisoners Centre for Studies Raafat Hamadaouna said, on Monday, that the Israeli occupation “deprives the Palestinian children from their simple […]

29 Aug
10:26

Abbas Agrees to Demilitarized State

PA President Mahmoud Abbas told a delegation of Israeli academics that he is committed to achieving peace through a demilitarized state, and agreed that security would be maintained by police and not military. Abbas’s statement came during a visit by a delegation of Israeli academics, at his office in the […]

27 Aug
7:58

Lieberman: New Israeli Missiles Can Strike Any Target in Middle East

Israeli Minister of Defense  Avigdor Lieberman said that the Israeli army will be supplied with new high-accuracy rockets that can reach any point in the Middle East. Lieberman claimed that these advanced-technology missiles were capable of hitting micro-targets with a range of 30-150 km and would move the army’s missile […]

23 Aug
1:03

Erekat: “Israel’s Illegal Expansion Of Colonies, Direct Outcome of American Greed”

Dr. Saeb Erekat, a member of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) strongly denounced Israel’s approval of hundreds of new units in its illegal colonies in the occupied West Bank, and said the move is an outcome of the American greed, and the U.S. support to Israel’s apartheid […]

21 Aug
11:49

Israeli Government: Knesset Can Make Laws Everywhere in the World, Violate Sovereignty of Foreign States

The Israeli government has declared that “the Knesset [is permitted] to legislate laws everywhere in the world” and that it is authorized “to violate the sovereignty of foreign countries via legislation that would be applied to events occurring in their territories,” in legal materials it recently submitted to the Israeli […]

19 Aug
7:05

Imprisoned Palestinian Journalist Reiterates Call for Solidarity

August 19, 2018 7:05 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Imprisoned Palestinian journalist and director of Al-Quds TV Alaa Rimawi said on Sunday, 19 August that the arrests carried out by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinian media and journalists are part of a comprehensive attack on Palestinian media, preventing it from doing its work and minimizing its role in publicizing Palestinian realities. […]

19 Aug
6:28

Tension Mounts Over Truce Deal between Israel and Hamas: Report

Disagreements within the Netanyahu administration have increased tensions between Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Israeli media reports. Yedioth Ahronoth daily writes, according to the PNN, that Education Minister Bennett, head of the Jewish House Party, thinks Lieberman’s surrender to Hamas would lead to war, while […]

15 Aug
9:43

Kerem Shalom Crossing Opened, Fishing Zone Extended

Israeli occupation authorities reopened the Kerem Shalom crossing, on Wednesday morning, and allowed the entry of trucks into the Gaza Strip.   This comes at a time when Israeli media reported that Hamas and Israel had reached a settlement that would include a ceasefire, in an Egyptian-brokered agreement.   Israeli […]

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15 Aug
2:22

Report: 520 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in July

August 15, 2018 2:22 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

In July 2018, Israeli occupation forces arrested 520 Palestinians from the occupied Palestinian territories, including 69 children, nine women and five journalists, according to Palestinian human rights and prisoners’ institutions that released their monthly report on 13 August. This translation was produced by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The Israeli occupation authorities […]

15 Aug
1:21

Home of 5 Palestinian Detainees Measured for Demolition

Israeli forces, along with Israeli army engineers, raided the Abu Hmeid family home, predawn Tuesday, in the al-Amari refugee camp that is located in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. Locals said, according to Ma’an, that Israeli forces and army engineers raided the al-Amari refugee camp and inspected […]

14 Aug
3:10

Israeli Occupation Keeps Palestinian Journalist Alaa Rimawi Jailed, Writer Lama Khater Under Interrogation

Photo: Alaa Rimawi. Wattan TV Even as four Palestinian journalists were released after paying a bail of NIS 5000 ($1350) each, an Israeli military court extended the detention of journalist Alaa Rimawi, the director of the Al-Quds TV office. Rimawi previously went on hunger strike for 6 days immediately following his arrest. In addition, […]

12 Aug
10:11

Thousands of Palestinians and Israelis Chant: ‘No to the nation-state law, yes to equality’

Palestinian flags were seen held high during a demonstration in which tens of thousands of Arab Palestinians and Israeli Jews marched on Saturday, in Tel Aviv, to protest against the controversial Jewish Nation-State Law. About 30,000 protesters gathered in Rabin Square, in Tel Aviv, and marched towards the Tel Aviv […]

12 Aug
9:49

Netanyahu: Gaza Conflict Will Not End with a Single Blow

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that the Israeli army is in the midst of a comprehensive military confrontation with the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. He also said that the demonstration by the Arab Monitoring Committee against the Nation-State Law is conclusive proof of the challenges facing Israel. […]

09 Aug
9:19

Women Prisoners’ Update: Susan Abu Ghannam Seized by Occupation Forces

August 9, 2018 9:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Susan Abu Ghannam, Wattan TV Susan Abu Ghannam, the mother of Mohammed Abu Ghannam, a 22-year-old man slain by Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem on 21 July 2017, was seized by Israeli occupation forces who invaded her family home in Jerusalem on 5 August. Her detention was first extended […]

09 Aug
8:35

Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour Turns Herself In to Finish Sentence

August 9, 2018 8:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian poet, photographer and social media activist Dareen Tatour, from the town of Reineh, in northern Israel, turned herself in on Wednesday, to the Israel Prison Service, to serve two months that were left of her five-month prison sentence, according local sources. An Israeli court had earlier sentence Tatour, […]

07 Aug
10:57

Shaked Warns High Court against Revoking Jewish Nation-State Law

Israeli Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, warned of an “earthquake” that would occur, in the case that the Israeli High Court of Justice decides to overturn the controversial Jewish Nation-State law. Ma’an reported that, according to the Times of Israel, during an interview with the official Israeli Army Radio, Shaked […]

07 Aug
10:34

Child Detainee Testimonies Point to Torture by Israeli Forces

Affidavits, from a number of Palestinian children, for the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission reveal that they were subjected to systematic beating and torture, during and after detention by Israeli forces, the commission said on Tuesday. Commission attorney Hiba Ighbarieh documented testimonies from three children held at Majido prison, regarding what they […]

07 Aug
10:21

Israeli Soldier Who Killed Palestinian Teen Promoted

An Israeli soldier who was filmed shooting and killing a fleeing Palestinian teenager, in 2015, has been promoted to the command of the Nahal Brigade. Colonel Yisrael Shomer shot Muhammed ali-Kosba after the seventeen-year-old from the Qalandiah refugee camp, in Jerusalem, had thrown a rock at Shomer’s vehicle, near the […]

07 Aug
12:03

Health Status of Bethlehem Detainee Deteriorating

August 7, 2018 12:03 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian Prisoners’ Affairs has reported that the health condition of Yasser Rabi’a, aged 44, from the Bethlehem city, in the southern occupied West Bank, is very critical and needs medical attention. The lawyer of the organization explained, according to Al Ray, that  Rabi’a suffers from several health problems. He has […]

05 Aug
5:40

Five Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

August 5, 2018 5:40 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Five Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons are still on an open-ended hunger strike, in protest of their administrative detention without charge or trial, according to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS.) The statement said, according to WAFA, that the five prisoners, including a journalist, are striking in protest […]

04 Aug
7:55

Church Leaders Express Concern over Jewish Nation-State Law

Heads of churches in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories have reacted with dismay and concern to the Israeli Knesset’s adoption, on 19 July, 2018, of a new Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People, which specifies that “The right to exercise national self-determination in the State […]

04 Aug
4:19

Shokeh Suspends 60-day Hunger Strike

August 4, 2018 4:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Prisoners 0

30-year-old Hassan Hassanin Shokeh has reportedly suspended his open hunger strike at the Israeli Kaplan Medical Center, on Friday. According to a report by the Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs Committee, Shokeh suspended his two-month hunger strike after his lawyer, Ahlam Haddad, reached an agreement with the Israeli prosecution. The […]

02 Aug
11:01

Detainee Receives Additional Six-Month Administrative Detention Order Despite Medical Complications

August 2, 2018 11:01 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee reported, on Thursday evening, that detainee Mo’taz Mohammad Obeido, 38, from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, has received a six-month arbitrary Administrative Detention order without charges or trial. The Committee stated that the detainee, who was abducted on February 5th, 2018, already spent six […]

02 Aug
6:19

Russia Special Envoy Confirms Iranian Pullout from Israeli Border

The Russian Presidential Special Envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev, confirmed the withdrawal of Iranian forces to a distance of 85 km, from their former positions, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border. Israel has reached an agreement with Russia, the power-backer of the Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, to remove Iranian […]

02 Aug
6:01

Norway Demands Explanation for Israeli Seizure of Gaza-bound Boat

Reuters reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that Norway has asked the Israeli government to explain the legal grounds for detaining a Norwegian-flagged fishing boat seized, while activists tried to sail with aid to the Gaza Strip, Norway’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry said its diplomats […]

02 Aug
5:47

Female Palestinian Subjected to Abusive Interrogation over Writings, Journalist Enters Hunger Strike

August 2, 2018 5:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian woman detainee has been undergoing a long and vicious interrogation at Asqalan detention center, in Israel, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said, on Wednesday. According to WAFA, PPS attorney Firas al-Sabbah said that Lama Khater, 42, who was detained at her Hebron home on July 24, was interrogated […]

31 Jul
11:17

Palestinian student Ola Marshoud Sentenced to 7 Months in Israeli Prison; Female Students Receive Arrest Threats

July 31, 2018 11:17 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Ola Marshoud, via Asra Media Palestinian student Ola Marshoud, 21, from the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, was sentenced to seven months in Israeli prison by the Salem military court on Monday, 30 July, for her involvement in student activism on the An-Najah University campus. Marshoud has been detained since March, when […]

31 Jul
11:06

Adidas No Longer Sponsoring Israel Football Association

Following a global campaign, Adidas is no longer sponsoring football teams in illegal Israeli settlements. Palestinians call on new sponsor Puma to end complicity with Israel’s violations of international law.  The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel welcomes the news that Adidas is no longer sponsoring the Israel […]

31 Jul
10:34

Palestinian Poet Darin Tatour Sentenced to Five Months in Prsion

July 31, 2018 10:34 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Magistrate Court of Nazareth sentenced Palestinian poet Darin Tatour, from the al-Reineh village in northern Israel, to five months of prison and 6 months of suspended sentence, on Tuesday. The Israeli prosecution accuses Tatour of “incitement and supporting a terrorist organization” for writing a poem criticizing the Israeli […]

28 Jul
2:05

Shokeh Enters 55th Day of Hunger Strike

07/27/18  Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. (photo: Hassan Shokeh, Wattan TV) As even more Palestinian leaders and activists are ordered imprisoned without charge or trial, four Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strike. Hassan Shokeh of Bethlehem has now been on hunger strike for 55 days; he is protesting against his administrative detention. […]

28 Jul
1:24

Ahed Tamimi to be Released on Sunday

Artists painting a picture for civil protest icon Ahed Tamimi on Israel’s apartheid wall surrounding Bethlehem. (WAFA Images / Ahmad Mizher)  17-year-old Palestinian civil protest icon Ahed Tamimi is expected to be released from Israeli prison on Sunday, after serving eight months in detention for slapping an armed Israeli soldier […]

28 Jul
1:12

Palestinians Threatened with Settlement Expansion and Collective Punishment

Radical right-wing Israeli ministers have reportedly launched a verbal attack on Palestinians, following the killing of a settler and the wounding of three others, in a stabbing attack at the illegal Adam settlement last night. Palestinian sources said that far right government in Israel, having destroyed the peace process, is taking […]

26 Jul
8:29

Al-Araqib Village Destroyed for 131st Time

Israeli authorities demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib, in the Negev desert of southern Israel, for the 131st time, on Wednesday. According to local sources, Israeli authorities and military vehicles stormed the village and evacuated the women, children, and the elderly of the village, leaving them without shelter. Wednesday’s demolition […]

26 Jul
8:16

Administrative Detention of Sheikh Adnan Extended for 24th Time

The military occupation court in Salem camp, west of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday, extended the detention of Islamic Jihad leader Sheikh Khader Adnan for the 24th time in a row.   Al Ray sources reported that the court extended his detention without charge or trial […]

26 Jul
2:29

Advocates: Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law Constitutionally Enshrines Racism Against Palestinians (VIDEO)

USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss Israel’s “nation-state” law constitutionally enshrining apartheid. https://publish.dvlabs.com/democracynow/360/dn2018-0723.mp4   Transcript: AMY GOODMAN: For more, we’re joined by Democracy Now! video stream by Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. And joining us in studio, Rebecca Vilkomerson, executive […]

23 Jul
8:01

TRNN Analysis: Israel Legislates Apartheid into Law

TRNN’s Shir Hever explains that Israel’s new Law of the Nation-State makes it impossible to pretend that Israel is a democracy. Unequal rights are recognized by the government as the essence of the state. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in […]

23 Jul
7:41

Israeli Forces Assault Residents, Demolish Home in Sakhnin Town (VIDEO)

Israeli authorities demolished a Palestinian-owned home, while injuring two residents protesting the demolition, in the northern Israeli town of Sakhnin, on Monday. Local sources told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli authorities assaulted the residents of Sakhnin, who refused to allow the demolition of the home to take place. Sources added […]

22 Jul
8:33

Israeli and International Protesters Demonstrate at Gaza Fence in Solidarity with Great Return March (VIDEO)

On the 20th of July, Friday afternoon, a group of anti-Zionist Israeli and international solidarity activists approached the Gaza siege fence at the same time that Gazans gathered by the fence, on the other side, during the weekly ‘Great Return March’, calling for the right to return to their land […]

22 Jul
4:31

Israeli Army Leadership Does Not Believe Hamas Is Responsible For Killing The Soldier

Senior Israeli Military officials said that they do not believe Hamas was behind the death of an Israeli soldier, who was shot with sniper fire from Gaza Friday, and added that the person who shot the soldier acted without Hamas’s approval. Israel believes that Hamas did not approve the shooting […]

21 Jul
9:36

Hassan Shokeh on 49th Day of Hunger Strike, Joined by 3 More Palestinian Administrative Detainees

Hassan Shokeh Photo: Asra Media Hassan Shokeh is facing a serious medical crisis on his 49th day of hunger strike against his administrative detention, by Israeli occupation forces, without charge or trial. He was joined on his strike by three more administrative detainees, Islam Jawarish, Issa Awad and Mahmoud Ayyad, on their 13th […]

20 Jul
5:40

Lieberman says Israel Planning Assault on Gaza Bigger than 2014 Invasion in which 2100 Palestinians Killed

Israeli Defense Minister and former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman stated, on Friday, that he is directing the Israeli military to prepare for an all-out assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, which he said will be “broad” and “painful”. After killing 42 unarmed protesters, and wounding 17,000 who were participating in […]

19 Jul
6:03

Israeli Parliament Votes to Approve Nation-State Law that Enshrines Jewish Supremacy over Palestinian Citizens

New Basic Law, approved by a Knesset vote of 62-55, has distinct apartheid characteristics and requires racist acts as a constitutional value. The Israeli Knesset voted 62 to 55 early today, Thursday, 19 July, 2018, to approve the Jewish Nation-State Basic Law that constitutionally enshrines the identity of the State of […]

17 Jul
12:33

Israeli Knesset Passes “Breaking The Silence” Bill

The Israeli Knesset approved, on Monday night, the “Breaking The Silence” bill, granting the Minister of Education the power to prevent peace activists from the organization “Breaking the Silence” from entering schools, or to talking to students about their organization. The approved bill passed with 43 Knesset members voting in […]

16 Jul
9:58

VIDEO: As Israel Renews His Administrative Detention, Salah Hamouri Honored in French Town of Montcel

The following report is based on the French original, written by the Association France Palestine SolidaritĂ© 63 (AFPS 63): Only one week after his administrative detention without charge or trial was renewed once more by the Israeli occupation, Salah Hamouri, the French-Palestinian lawyer and political prisoner, was declared an honorary citizen of the commune of Montcel […]

16 Jul
2:10

Palestinian Information Ministry Denounces Israeli “Facebook Bill”

The Palestinian Information Ministry issued a statement strongly denouncing the new Israeli “Facebook Bill,” and described it as one of Israel’s illegal policies, especially those aiming at concealing and burying the truth, and the ongoing crimes committed by its army against the people of occupied Palestine. In a statement released […]

14 Jul
8:07

Israeli Military Releases Objector to the Occupation after 100 Days in Prison

Ayelet Brachfeld. Photo credit: Messarvot. POSTED BY: MAKI JULY 13, 2018 Ayelet Brachfeld refused to be conscripted into compulsory Israeli military service due to her opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories. The Israeli military released from prison on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, occupation objector Ayelet Brachfeld after incarcerating her for […]

14 Jul
2:41

Gun Ownership Made Easier for Israeli Settlers

The Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) National Office for the Defense of Land and Resistance of Settlement said, on Saturday, that the Israeli government provides full support for illegal settlement outposts and for settlers’ gun ownership. According to the office’s weekly report on Israeli settlement activities, a number of Israeli ministries […]

12 Jul
6:36

Settler Who Planned Dawabsha Arson Attack to be Released

On Thursday, an Israeli court decided to release the main settler who planned the arson attack on  the Dawabsha family in Douma village, near Nablus, killing three people, including a baby. According to the decision of the Israeli court in Lod, Israeli police must release the accused and transfer him […]

11 Jul
12:41

Israel Declares Al-Quds TV As ‘Terrorist Media’

A Palestinian media agency that is known for being first on the scene and recording eyewitness videos of Israeli military atrocities against Palestinians has been banned by Israel, as the Israeli Defense Minister and former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman signed an order declaring Al-Quds TV to be a ‘terrorist’ media […]

08 Jul
7:24

Four Palestinian Homes Demolished by Israeli Authorities in Umm al-Fahem

Israeli authorities, on Sunday morning, demolished four houses in al-Zuhur neighborhood, in Umm al-Fahem city, located inside the 1948 territories. Palestinians in the area reported that Israeli police surrounded the entrances of the neighborhood in the early morning hours, while bulldozers proceeded to demolish the four houses under construction, under […]

05 Jul
7:13

Germany Mediating Prisoner Deal between Hamas and Israel

Germany is reportedly mediating between Israel and the Gaza ruling movement, Hamas, for a prisoner exchange deal, according to a report by Al Hayat daily. According to the report, based on Western sources, Germany initiated contact with both sides and emphasized that Israel and Hamas consider Germany a fair entity […]

04 Jul
8:11

Netanyahu Warns Hamas of Heavy Price if No Truce

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly threatened the Hamas movement of paying an intolerable price if it does not settle for Israeli peace terms. The Israeli occupation government held an official ceremony marking four years since its offensive against Gaza in 2014. Jpost quoted Netanyahu as saying that he […]

03 Jul
5:23

Prominent Jewish activist denied entry into Israel

Ariel Gold, a member of Code Pink for Peace and an outspoken proponent of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in the U.S., was detained at the airport in Tel Aviv, Israel on Sunday, and was denied entry and sent back to the U.S. The movement that Gold is […]

30 Jun
6:17

Palestinian Grassroots Activist Wael al-Faqeeh Seized by Israeli Occupation Forces (VIDEO)

Photo: Dounia Laetitia Callens (Facebook) Palestinian grassroots activist Wael al-Faqeeh, a coordinator at the Tanweer Forum in Nablus who frequently works with international solidarity activists, was seized in the early morning hours of Thursday, 28 June 2018 by Israeli occupation forces. Al-Faqeeh is the latest in a series of popular resistance organizers to […]

28 Jun
3:00

Knesset Bill to Deduct PA Funds Approved

The Israeli Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee approved a bill, on Wednesday, to deduct funds transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA). Israeli Ynet news outlet reported, according to Ma’an, that the deduction would be equal to the amount of funds the PA gives to the families of killed Palestinians. […]

28 Jun
2:28

Prince William Takes ‘Non-political’ Tour through Israel and Ramallah

Prince William met with PA president Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, today, as part of a five-day Middle East tour that also included a visit with Israel’s Prime Minister and President, yesterday. This is the first visit of a member of the British royal family to Palestine on a government visit. […]

26 Jun
7:18

Lieberman says Gaza Can Have Cyprus Seaport if Israeli Prisoners Released

Plans for a Gaza seaport in Cyprus, policed by Israel, were discussed as Defense Minister for Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, met with his Cypriot and Greek counterparts, on Friday. The offer is conditional upon Hamas’ release of Israeli prisoners and remains of Israeli soldiers, with no mention of the 6036 Palestinian […]

24 Jun
9:07

Adalah Turns to Inter-Parliamentary Union Regarding Israeli Violations of Arab MKs’ Rights

The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights appealed to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) late last week with updates on Israeli violations of the rights of Arab members of Knesset.   The IPU is a global inter-parliamentary institution established in 1889 of 178 member parliaments aimed at “protect[ing] and build[ing] global democracy through […]

22 Jun
12:38

P. A Files Appeal With IFG Against Israeli Law Criminalizing Filming Israeli Soldiers

The Palestinian Authority’s Information Ministry sent a letter to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) complaining about the preliminary Israeli Knesset proposal, which passed the first reading, forbidding journalists, and ordinary residents, from filming and documenting Israeli invasions and military activities in occupied Palestine. The new bill passed the first […]

21 Jun
3:34

King Abdullah: “No Peace Without A Palestinian State With East Jerusalem As Its Capital”

King Abdullah of Jordan stated, Thursday, that there can be no peace or stability in the region without establishing an independent Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living in peace and stability next to Israel. The Jordanian Monarch stated, during a meeting in Amman with the German Chancellor […]

17 Jun
7:25

Palestinian Youth Goes Blind due to Medical Negligence in Israeli Jails

Israeli authorities. on Sunday, released 18-year-old detainee Hassan Tamimi, from the village of Deir Nitham to the northwest of Ramallah, after he completely lost his sight as a result of medical negligence in Israeli jails. The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) accused the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) of failing to provide […]

15 Jun
4:47

Detainee from Amari Refugee Camp Reportedly Tortured during Interrogation

A Palestinian from Amari refugee camp, near Ramallah, and who was detained by the Israeli army on June 6, said he was tortured during interrogation at the Russian Compound prison in West Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Thursday. According to the organization, the army first detained Islam […]

14 Jun
10:59

UN General Assembly Votes to Condemn Israel’s Excessive Force Against Gaza Protests

The U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning Israel’s use of excessive force on Palestinian civilians. The resolution passed by a vote of 120-8 with 45 countries abstaining. A U.S. bid to condemn Hamas, a Palestinian fundamentalist group, for attacks on Israel also received a majority vote in […]

11 Jun
3:33

Lies Will Not Save Israel from the Responsibility of Killing Razan Al-Najjar

By Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, President- Palestinian Medical Relief Society:  We are deeply shocked at the amount of lies that the Israeli officials and spokesperson of the Israeli army are trying to spread to justify the horrible war crime of killing the innocent young first aid provider, Razan Al-Najjar, who was […]

11 Jun
2:18

Israeli Woman Injured In Tel Aviv Stabbing

June 11, 2018 2:18 PM IMEMC News Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli sources have reported, Monday, that a young Israeli woman was seriously injured in Afula city, allegedly after being stabbed by a Palestinian from northern West Bank. Israeli daily Haaretz said the woman, 18 years of age, suffered severe wounds in the upper body, and was rushed to HaEmek Hospital, […]

10 Jun
9:41

Over 309 Administrative Detention Orders Issued Since February

Israeli Prison Services (IPS) has issued more than 309 administrative detention orders since the decision to boycott administrative trials by administrative detainees, last February, the Palestine Detainees Center for Studies reported Saturday. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, spokesperson for the center Reyad Al-Ashqar said in a press release, […]

04 Jun
8:21

Detainee Al Tamimi’s Health Seriously Deteriorates in Israeli Custody

The health condition of a Palestinian detainee held in Israeli jails, Hassan Al Tamimi, aged 16, has seriously deteriorated on Sunday, due to medical negligence.   The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said, in a statement, that the health condition of Al Tamimi is extremely bad, adding that Israeli occupation authorities […]

01 Jun
5:56

Israeli Police Abuse Leading Arab Activist in Hospital, Force Release against Doctors’ Advice

Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and Physicians for Human Rights – Israel (PHRI) filed a complaint on 23 May 2018 calling on the Israeli Health Ministry and the director of a Haifa hospital to open investigations into suspicions that police illegally intervened in medical […]

31 May
2:02

Ashrawi: Knesset Bill a Blow to the Judicial System

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Wednesday, said that the Israeli Knesset bill limiting Palestinian access to Israel’s High Court of Justice is an assault on Israel’s judiciary and Palestinian rights. “This bill is a direct blow to the judicial system and constitutes an attempt at depriving Palestinians […]

29 May
1:06

Israel Decides Against Releasing Corpse Of Slain Detainee

Israeli Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan has decided against transferring the corpse of a Palestinian detainee, who was died from complications after Israeli soldiers assaulted him in prison, back to his family for burial. The detainee Aziz ‘Oweisat, 53, died a week ago while receiving treatment at an Israeli medical […]

26 May
8:33

Journalists Condemn Bill Criminalizing Photography of Soldiers

The Palestinian Journalist Syndicate (PCJ) released a statement on Saturday condemning the proposal of a new bill in the Israeli Knesset that would criminalize the photographing or recording of Israeli soldiers while on duty. The bill was proposed on Thursday, with the support of right-wing Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, […]

25 May
9:58

Hunger-striking Palestinian Detainee Transferred to Negev

Israeli authorities transferred a hunger-striking Palestinian detainee from solitary confinement in the Ashkelon jail to the Negev jail, on Thursday morning. The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said, in a statement, that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) transferred Ibaa Omar al-Barghouthi, aged 40, a resident of the central occupied West […]

25 May
3:28

Human Rights Watch Director’s Deportation Overturned

Israel and Palestine Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), Omar Shakir, was given leave to remain in the country, yesterday, after the Jerusalem District Court blocked his deportation order. Two weeks ago, Israel’s Ministry of Interior had ordered Shakir to leave Israel or be forcibly expelled on 24th May. The reason […]

23 May
9:16

Israeli Occupation Bears Full Responsibility for the Death of Aziz Awisat

POSTED BY: ADDAMEER: PRISONER SUPPORT AND HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION MAY 22, 2018 Awisat is the fourth Palestinian to die in Israeli prison this year. Israeli occupation forces bear full responsibility for the death of the 53-year-old prisoner Aziz Awisat. On 9 May 2018, Aziz had a stroke when he was at the […]

22 May
8:28

Israel Summons Ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia and Belgium over UN Investigation

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has summoned the ambassadors of three European countries over their support to the international investigation of the UN Human Rights Council, into the Gaza massacre, on May 15. The Ministry said, in a statement, that it summoned the ambassadors of Spain and Slovenia, and is to […]

21 May
7:53

Mohammed Tamimi Released from Israeli Detention

Mohammed Fadel Tamimi, 15, from Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, and who was detained by the Israeli army on Sunday, was released several hours after his detention, according to Bilal Tamimi, an activist in the anti-settlements committee in the village. He told WAFA, on Monday, that the army freed […]

15 May
12:30

PPC: 500 Palestinians Detained over Facebook Posts

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Centre for Studies (PPC) says that Israel has detained some 500 Palestinians, including women and children, as a result of their social media posts, Al-Resalah newspaper reported, according to Days of Palestine. PPC spokesman Riyadh Al-Ashqar said that the Israeli occupation began taking Palestinians into custody because of their […]

13 May
8:18

US Delegation Lands in Tel Aviv for Embassy Opening

A US delegation, on Sunday afternoon, has arrived in Tel Aviv, in preparation for opening the US embassy in Jerusalem, on Monday. The delegation includes first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, in addition to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, as well as dozens of […]

10 May
5:17

HRW Official Deported by Israel

Israeli authorities, on May 7, 2018, revoked the work permit for Omar Shakir, the director for Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine, ordering him to leave Israel within 14 days. The government said that it was because of Shakir’s alleged support for boycotts of Israel. Authorities based the decision on […]

08 May
7:49

Azaria Released after 9 Months

An Israeli soldier who shot and killed a Palestinian youth in Hebron, was released from an Israel prison in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. In March 2016, soldier Elor Azaria (19) had shot and killed a Palestinian man named Abdul Fattah Al-Sharif, as he was lying on the ground, wounded, in […]

06 May
10:39

Lieberman: Relocation of US Embassy Will Come at a Price

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, on Saturday, that relocating the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will “will come at a price,” but added that it was a price “worth paying.” Speaking to Israel Television News Company, Lieberman called the opening the embassy in Jerusalem a “historic, important and dramatic” decision, Al Ray […]

04 May
10:47

Convicted for Poetry: Dareen Tatour

Dareen Tatour – photo Free Dareen Tatour campaign An Israeli court in Nazareth convicted Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour of “incitement” and “support for terror” for posting on Facebook and creating a poetry video on Thursday, 3 May. The conclusion of the trial – in an Israeli civil court – came after years of a […]

03 May
6:29

Dr. Ashrawi Condemns Israel’s Passing of ‘Jewish Nation-state Bill’

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned Israel’s passing of the first reading, of a draft law, that defines Israel ‘as the Jewish and democratic nation state of the Jewish people’ and affirms ‘the right of the Jewish people to self-determination in their historic homeland,’ said a press release […]

02 May
3:35

Army Refuses to Disclose Engagement Policy on Gaza Protesters

The Israeli occupation army has refused to disclose their rules for opening fire on Palestinian protesters along the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Monday. The refusal came after a petition filed by a number of Israeli and Palestinian rights groups, to the Israeli High […]

02 May
3:02

Palestinian & Israeli Officials Sign Energy Agreement

After three years of negotiations, Palestine and Israel have signed on an agreement that would free the Palestinian energy sector from total Israeli control, according to the Palestinian Energy Authority. The agreement would regulate the relationship between Israel Electricity Corporation and the Palestinian National Transfer Company, which has exclusive rights […]

29 Apr
3:06

Israa Jaabis Wins Palestine’s ‘Woman of the Year’ Award

The Palestinian Ministry for Women’s Affairs on Thursday awarded Israa Jaabis, an injured Palestinian woman who remains in Israeli police custody, as this year’s “Woman of Palestine.” (photos: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network) A 32-year-old mother, Jaabis was arrested in 2015 after being shot at by Israeli soldiers in East […]

25 Apr
7:18

Israeli Policeman Who Murdered Palestinian Teen Sentenced to Nine Months

An Israeli border policeman who murdered a 16-year-old Palestinian teen on Nakba Day, four years ago, was sentenced to only nine months in prison, on Wednesday. The Jerusalem District Court sentenced Israeli border policeman Ben Deri to nine months in prison, after being convicted of negligent homicide, upon killing Nadim […]

24 Apr
8:05

Israeli MK: Tamimi ‘Should Have Gotten Bullet, at Least in Knee’

Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian teenager famed for slapping an Israeli soldier on camera, should have been shot, at least in the knee, Deputy Knesset Speaker Bezalel Smotrich wrote on Twitter, Saturday. “In my opinion, she should have gotten a bullet, at least in the kneecap,” he wrote. “That would have put her […]

24 Apr
7:41

Administrative Detainees Boycott Courts for 68th Day

April 24, 2018 7:41 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

500 Palestinian detainees held in Israeli prisons under administrative detention (without charge or trial) are continuing their open-ended boycott of Israeli military courts for the 68th consecutive day.   The detainees staged the strike in protest of their illegal detention, as well as due to the increasing use of administrative […]

21 Apr
7:41

Israeli Soldier Testimony: Every Five Hours That the Tank Is Idle, It’s Better to ‘Provoke’ the Place

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

12 Apr
9:19

Detainee from Hebron Enters 18th Day of Hunger Strike

April 12, 2018 9:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Detainee Sami Mohammad Janazra, 45, from the al-Fawwar refugee camp in Hebron, continues his open hunger strike for the 18th day, in a protest against the renewal of his administrative detention, according to a report released on Thursday, by the detainees and ex-detainees’ commission. After his visit to the Ofer detention […]